Burma's Karen National Union guerrillas say they have agreed to a cease-fire with the military government while the two sides hold peace talks.
A Karen spokesman tells Western reporters the agreement was made during the first round of talks in Rangoon this past week. He said there was no formal accord--just a "gentlemen's agreement."
The Karen National Union is one of the last rebel groups fighting for autonomy from the central government. There is no information on when the next round of talks with Rangoon might take place.
Burmese officials had no immediate confirmation of the agreement.
Information for this report is provided by AP and AFP.